Alfonso was looking for a “fast life,” and as a result, he got mixed up in illegal drugs and landed in prison.
For many, that kind of thing might signal the beginning of a pattern or slowly define and distort one’s identity or destiny. But for Alfonso, it was a wake-up call.
While in prison, he began to realize who he really was, and more importantly, whose he really was. He began to understand that God created him to be a gift-giver, and that the work of his hands was a form of worship to his Creator.
When he was released, he started an automotive repair shop, where he continues to meet the needs of his community in a variety of ways, material, spiritual, and otherwise.
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As Alfonso explains:
The Scripture says to honor everything that you do as you’re doing it for the Lord, so every morning I pray about my customers. I pray about my work. If I come into some kind of a problem I can’t fix, I’ll stop and I’ll pray about it, and I’ll just put it in God’s hands, and it seems like he’s helping me…
I feel like this business is the Lord’s, and I believe that he just entrusted me with everything that I have, and he’s opened all kinds of opportunities and doors for me. And if it consists of working in an automotive field to help people, that’s what I’ll do.